OVERVIEWDue to the observance of Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, the Virginia Saltwater Review will not be published the week of 31 May- 4 June.
Cape Charles -
Chris' Bait and Tackle reported the black drum bite slowed "a little" the past week but the shop still registered over 30 citations. Most were caught bottom fishing with clam for bait at either buoy 13 or 16. The shop also registered over a dozen red drum release awards the past week. Most of these fish were caught on the shoals that surround Fishermen's Island. Two citation flounder were weighed-in and both came from the seaside. Ron Heylizer boated a 7-pound flounder out of Oyster and Christian Early landed a 7 pounder at Machipungo Inlet. Steven Temple released a 23-1/8-inch tog at the Fourth Island, where anglers casting near the rocks caught school stripers. Folks fishing the Kiptopeke State Park Pier managed some croaker, pan trout and flounder.
Grandview -Closed indefinitely.
Buckroe Beach - The pier was completely destroyed by hurricane Isabel. The city of Hampton has expressed an interest to build a pier in this area.
Harrison - Closed indefinitely.
Lynnhaven - There was a good run of large spot and sea mullet Saturday evening with a few pan trout caught after dark. Sea mullet dominated the action Sunday. Skates are fairly plentiful.
Virginia Beach - Weekend fishermen enjoyed several good flurries of spot with sea mullet and croaker sporadic action throughout the period.
Sandbridge - Casters working the end of the pier were delighted with the arrival of Spanish mackerel last weekend plus taylor blues were mixed in with the macs. Bottom fishermen reported mixed catches of large spot, pan trout and sea mullet.
If you have additional information or would like further details contact Lewis Gillingham at (757) 247-2243.
Please credit the Virginia Marine Resources Commission's THE SALTWATER REVIEW as the source of the fishing information. Project is funded by NOAA and VMRC.
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